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Lilac Bank

Certificate of Excellence
Crosshill | Maybole, Maybole KA19 7RN, Scotland
Lilac Bank
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a fantastic time staying at Lilac Cottage in Crosshill whilst cycling Route number 7 from Inverness to Carlisle. Very warm welcome from Paula and the room was excellent and clean just like the website. Also l had a lounge area next to my room where it was really nice to relax in during the evening. Ate at a... More 

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Diggle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Highly Recommended. My father and I stayed for two nights while on a visit to the area to research our family history and meet local relatives. The accommodation is great: clean, comfortable and well equipped. The hosts, Paula and Graeme, are friendly and charming and are very accommodating. They highlighted areas of the village to investigate and were welcoming and... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and what very good guests you were. You had quite a connection with Crosshill and were able to fill in some gaps in our knowledge. I'm glad you were successful in meeting so many of your... More 

Seoul
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here one night on our way to Arran from Glentrool. The B&B is right on the bike route and therefore really convenient for stopping off as well as being perfectly placed for day trips into the Galloway forest and beyond. We were welcomed with delicious pancakes and cake and a pot of tea all served in front of... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to make it. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. We get many cyclists throughout the year travelling cycle route 7 or just tackling the local cycle paths. We try our best to cater for their needs with bike storage, comfy beds, a welcome tray... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed at Lilac Bank with our friends while attending a wedding nearby. The accommodation was just lovely and Paula looked after us all so well. A warm welcome, such comfortable and pretty accommodation, a great nights sleep and a wonderful breakfast - one of the best places I have stayed - a hidden gem!

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and positive review and also the lovely comments in our guest book. It's so nice to get feedback and to know that our guests felt welcome and enjoyed their stay. We were delighted to meet you all and chat with you. Good guests are always such a pleasure to have! More 

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed here for two nights last week and were lucky with bright sunny days. The log fire was burning in the visitors lounge and we were made really welcome with warm pancakes and coffee. The standard of decoration and furnishing is first class and the whole place was spotless. A really good breakfast set us up for the day... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Our thanks for these very kind words and for reviewing us. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and hear all about the property you are working on. The weather was particularly cold so you were able to enjoy the log fire in the sitting room. You were lovely entertaining guests and great fun at breakfast. Please get... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the best B&B I've ever stayed in. It really is the ultimate in comfort and the warm welcome could not be more genuine. The sitting room is a great place to relax and it was so nice to not just have a bedroom. Then there was the breakfast - perfection. I was in the area on business, but... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to make it. One of the pleasures for us is meeting people like yourself, here for a purpose and willing to share it with us. Your work will bring more people into our area and will encourage cyclists to enjoy our beautiful scenery, for that we thank you. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My friend booked it for three of us over Newyear, Paula and family couldn't have been more welcoming, especially as we gave them such short notice. Unfortunately we Forgott to tip, but we will be going again, and is highly recommended.

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We have never opened for New Year before and as you say this was a last minute booking, but you were all an absolute pleasure to have staying here. I do hope we will see you again and there is really no need to worry about leaving a tip, you had already... More 

warwickshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Yet another visit to Lilac Bank and there is not much i can write that i have not said before. We had a lovely stay as always, Paula and Graeme are the perfect hosts, there if needed but let you have your privacy also. This visit was meant to be a relaxing trip for us so we spent alot of... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely recommendation. It's always a pleasure when we receive a booking from you, for us it means a catch up with some of our most regular bed and breakfast guests as well as lots of laughter in the dining room at breakfast! Many of our winter guests arrive with the intention of having a relaxing... More 

Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was recently planning on going to Maybole, unfortunately had a last minute change in plans. Since I didn't go there I would just relate the attitude of Paula and her husband who have been absolutely keen to me throughout the booking process. In order to allow my parents and I to go around the area they were even willing... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind recommendation. It was our pleasure to assist you with your plans . Your intention was to stay in the area to visit Cuzlean Castle however it was a little late in the season for this. I do hope you enjoyed your visit with your parents and maybe we will see you over here in 2015.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a wonderful stay! Two nights stay here for a wedding at Blairquhan Castle on the Saturday and what a treat Lilac Bank B&B is... Paula greeted us with fresh coffee and homemade pancakes on arrival. Graeme recommended a lovely local pub for an evening meal when we arrived on the Friday and even called to make our reservation. Paula... More 

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Paula2Scotland, Owner at Lilac Bank, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much for this lovely review! So glad you enjoyed our cottage, the homebaking and the breakfasts. It was a delight to take you up the road to the beautiful Blairquhan Castle, I enjoy my trips up there with guests. You were both a pleasure to get to know and on departing you left such a lovely... More 

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